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Nicolas Sarkozy is a candidate to run again in next year's presidential election in France
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Four years after he left the Elysee, Nicolas Sarkozy is keen to return.

Former French head of state Nicolas Sarkozy has announced that he is a candidate to run again in next year's presidential election, 112.international reports.

In order to stand, he must first win his centre-right Republicans party's primary in November.

Mr Sarkozy said he 'felt he had the strength to lead the combat at such a tormented moment in our history.'

No-one doubts his energy, but a number of obstacles must be overcome if he is to fight his way back to the Elysee.

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